The National Centre for Coasts and Climate wants local government input to help inform its work on climate adaptation and mitigation.
According to the NCCC, the need for diverse solutions to coastal protection is becoming more urgent with climate change and population growth.
Traditionally, shorelines are protected with artificial, non‐adaptive structures, such as sea walls and breakwaters.
However, nature‐based coastal defences can play important roles in climate adaptation and mitigation because of their ability to reduce the threats of coastal erosion and ﬂooding and, in some instances, sequester carbon.
To make it easier for coastal land managers to make informed coastal protection decisions, the centre is building a national database of nature-based coastal defence projects to serve as a reference for how and where these solutions can be implemented.
To that end, the NCCC is encouraging managers to complete a short survey comprising eight questions and likely to take less than five minutes to complete.
The NCCC was established in 2015 and is based in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. It is jointly funded through the University of Melbourne and the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub of the federal government’s National Environmental Science Program.